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Gotthelf, Allan

A Companion to Ayn Rand

A Companion to her Works and Thought

€ 193.55

The first publication to offer a serious academic study of Rand’s often marginalized corpus, this comprehensive companion provides critical analysis of her prolific and iconoclastic writings, including her novels, her political commentary, and the essays in which she laid out her philosophy of Objectivism.


Taal / Language : English

Inhoudsopgave:
Notes on Contributors ix

Acknowledgments xii

A Note on Abbreviations and References xiv

Part I Context 1

1 An Introduction to the Study of Ayn Rand 3
Gregory Salmieri

2 The Life of Ayn Rand: Writing, Reading, and Related Life Events 22
Shoshana Milgram

Part II Ethics and Human Nature 47

3 The Act of Valuing (and the Objectivity of Values) 49
Gregory Salmieri

4 The Morality of Life 73
Allan Gotthelf
(completed by Gregory Salmieri)

5 A Being of Self-Made Soul 105
Onkar Ghate

6 Egoism and Altruism: Selfi shness and Sacrifice 130
Gregory Salmieri

Part III Society 157

7 A Human Society : Rand s Social Philosophy 159
Darryl Wright

8 Political Theory: A Radical for Capitalism 187
Fred D. Miller, Jr. and Adam Mossoff

9 Objective Law 209
Tara Smith

10 A Free Mind and a Free Market are Corollaries : Rand s Philosophical Perspective on Capitalism 222
Onkar Ghate

Part IV The Foundations of Objectivism 243

11 Objectivist Metaphysics: The Primacy of Existence 245
Jason G. Rheins

12 The Objectivist Epistemology 272
Gregory Salmieri

Part V Philosophers and Their Effects 319

13 Who Sets the Tone for a Culture? : Ayn Rand s Approach to the History of Philosophy 321
James G. Lennox

14 Ayn Rand s Evolving View of Friedrich Nietzsche 343
Lester H. Hunt

15 A Philosopher on Her Times: Ayn Rand s Political and Cultural Commentary 351
John David Lewis and Gregory Salmieri

Part VI Art 403

16 The Objectivist Esthetics: Art and the Needs of a Conceptual Consciousness 405
Harry Binswanger

17 Rand s Literary Romanticism 426
Tore Boeckmann

Coda 451

18 Hallmarks of Objectivism: The Benevolent Universe Premise and the Heroic View of Man 453
Allan Gotthelf and Gregory Salmieri

Annotated Bibliography of Primary and Quasi-Primary Sources 463

Index 471

Extra informatie: 
Hardback
538 pagina's
Januari 2016
1276 gram
244 x 170 x 48 mm
Wiley-Blackwell gb
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